Social Wellbeing


What Are the Benefits of Social Wellbeing?

There are many benefits to maintaining your social wellbeing. Some of these benefits relate to personal wellbeing, while others involve opportunities to enrich the lives of others.

Here we’ve listed just some of the benefits of social wellbeing:

  • Building healthy relationships with others
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • A feeling of belonging and security
  • Support during difficult times
  • Development of life skills such as assertiveness
  • Improved conversational skills
  • The ability to set and maintain boundaries
  • Improved physical health and well being
  • Increased longevity

Loneliness or isolation is something we all experience from time to time, and it can be tough to deal with. But there are things we can do to cope with it and lessen its effects on our mental health. Please explore the different services and organisations that can provide help and support


Our volunteers tell us they feel more connected with their communities, have improved physical and mental health, gained confidence, made life-long friends, and gained new skills and experience as a result of donating their valued time.


Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

MCR Pathways mentoring programme

Glasgow Life Libraries

If you just want to be around other people the library is absolutely somewhere you can do that safely without judgement. I think people will walk out of here feeling a bit better.


Our libraries are about more than books. Sure, they have shelves filled with books but that’s only a small part of what they offer. Their  goal is to provide a place to relax, have fun and meet other people, they host everything from knitting groups to Lego fun drop in sessions to book bug to creative writing workshops 

Glasgow Life Communities

Glasgow Life Sports

The best thing about sports is the sense of community and shared emotion it can create

Loneliness & Isolation

"When we feel connected to others, we are more likely to trust them, cooperate with them, and help them"
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